ray ball from a few hungry girls
in Feature, HEALTH

SHE WCW: RAY BALL

Ray Ball is the creator of A Few Hungry Girls blog. She promotes health and wellness, with a fun personality! She loves to share easy ways for people to achieve healthier food options in their kitchens. We were inspired by her health journey and how she also has great hair! Read more about Ray and why she’s our crush this week.

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Ashley Coleman WriteLaughDream
in Feature, LIFE

SHE WCW: Ashley Coleman

For the entire month, in celebration of Women’s History Month, we will feature some of our SHE Crushes! These women are doing great things in the areas as an influencer for women as entrepreneurs or in love, health, wellness and beauty. Our first SHE Crush is writer and entrepreneur, Ashley Coleman! I’m a member of Ashley’s Writing community on Facebook, The Writer’s Muse, and met her last year at the Blogalicious Conference. She is real and has an amazing spirit. She even recently wrote me and many others a personal…

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6 Ways to Fight Anxiety and Depression
in Advice, LIFE, MIND AND BODY

6 Ways to Fight Anxiety and Depression

Since I was an early teen, I have always struggled with depression. In the last few years, anxiety was added to the mix. These aren’t uncommon struggles, especially amongst African-Americans. However, we are less likely to do anything about it and choose to silence ourselves and our emotions. According to an article from the Huffington Post, data from the CDC showed that African-Americans are more likely to report major depression, but less likely to seek treatment. In our community, we look at therapy and counseling as bad words. They aren’t….

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Four Ways to Practice Gratitude
in HEALTH, LIFE, MIND AND BODY

Four Ways to Practice Gratitude

Thanksgiving is among us and as we prepare for the family fun and good food, we can’t forget the purpose of the holiday. Taking time to acknowledge what you’re thankful for is important and it can be done in various ways. Here are four ways to practice gratitude this Thanksgiving and for the rest of the year. Write it Down One of the simplest and most common ways to practice gratitude is to write it down. There’s something about writing things down that makes the gratitude more tangible and can…

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best-5-healthy-chili-recipes
in HEALTH, Recipes

Best 5 Healthy Chili Recipes

It is fall and you know what that means! It is Crock-Pot season and also infamously, chili season! I LOVE chili, so much that I’d eat it every season. However, in the fall, I’m always on the hunt for a new one to try. Everyone is different in regards to the taste and texture they prefer with chili. Some like theirs thick; some like it creamy; some like it hearty; and some prefer that theirs is more like soup. I personally lean more towards the thick and hearty side, but…

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Issa Rae's Insecure
in Culture, LIFE

Issa Rae’s Insecure Is An Authentic Must See

Issa Rae is pretty dope. In 2011, her YouTube webseries “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” blew up with millions of views. It was popular for its authentic and relatable humor and representation of culture. The series’s popularity and originality resulted in the second season aired on Pharrell Williams’ i am OTHER YouTube channel. In 2012, Issa won a Shorty Award and was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. She repeated that Forbes honor again in 2014. In 2015, Issa released her book, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” and it…

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in Culture, LIFE

Uplift Leslie Jones with #LoveforLeslieJ

Leslie Jones is the star of the new Ghostbusters’ film, something that has been wildly celebrated as another black actress and role model fulfilling her dreams. But in the midst of this celebration, there has been a major cloud lingering around Leslie as the hate and bigotry of our country takes over once again. First Leslie was faced with an uncommon issue of not having a dress to wear to her own premiere. Not because she couldn’t find one she liked, but because no designer would make one for her….

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